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USDA NIFA Competitive Funding Opportunity Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of the USDA NIFA competitive grant programs in order to enhance the application success rate of eligible institutions. The 2-part informational webinar is meant to enhance the application success rate of all, with a focus on tips for minority serving institutions, is divided into: •Session I (11 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT);… Read more »


April 2017 IFSN Seminar Overview

On April 20, 2017, Dr. H. Morgan Scott, Texas A&M University presented “Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Safety: A Slumgullion Stew of Science, Policy, and Practice.” This seminar has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CEU).* This seminar is part of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition… Read more »


NIFA Announces $6 Million for Research on Plant-Biotic Interactions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of approximately $6 million to support agriculturally relevant research on the symbiotic relationship between plants and other living organisms. The Plant-Biotic Interactions program is a joint funding opportunity established through a partnership between NIFA and the National Science… Read more »


May Webinars from the Northeastern IPM Center

The Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) will be starting their spring webinar series this month, “The IPM Toolbox.” in which they have asked experts to join online for an hour of dialogue about effective IPM practices, methods, or efforts. The NEIPMC has three webinars scheduled this month… Katie Campbell-Nelson (UMass Amherst) will discuss IPM planning for fruit… Read more »


9th International IPM Symposium Session Proposals Accepted through May 3rd

Concurrent session proposals will be accepted through next Wednesday, May 3. Submissions received by that date will be forwarded to the Symposium Program Committee for full consideration. Thank you to those of you who have already made a submission. The 9th International IPM Symposium will be held March 19-22, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Symposium… Read more »


RFA for New iPiPE Crop-Pest Programs Available

Food security is best served by a national infrastructure of private and public professionals who routinely monitor crop health and pest incidence then translate this knowledge to a shared platform enabling rapid dissemination of mitigation measures to limit crop loss. The iPiPE CAP, funded by a 2015 USDA AFRI 5-yr $7 million grant, provides such… Read more »


Celebrate Asthma Awareness Month—Take Action in Your School Community!

May is Asthma Awareness Month (AAM)—the perfect time to raise awareness and take action in your school community. Each May, thousands of organizations across the U.S. join together for AAM to increase public awareness and improve the lives of children and families with asthma. Be part of this national effort to get asthma under control… Read more »


Press Release for Ninth International IPM Symposium Awards

The IPM Achievement Awards recognize practitioners who have made outstanding achievements in IPM adoption, implementation, and program maintenance. In 2002, the USDA, along with its stakeholders, developed a national roadmap for IPM, which was revised in 2013. This roadmap has provided direction for practitioners who specialize in IPM for research, implementation of new technology, and… Read more »


A Model for Effective, Reduced-Cost Bed Bug Monitoring

While the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) can target all varieties of human habitats, it is a significant concern in settings such as multi-unit, low-income housing, especially those for the elderly or disabled, where the pest can spread easily and resources for management of the pest are often limited. However, a new study published in… Read more »


Spotted-wing Drosophila Canadian Webinar Series – Highlights

The Pest Management Centre (PMC) at Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) Canada has new information available on its website regarding the topics presented at a Spotted-wing Drosophila Canadian Webinar series held during the winter months of 2016-17. The series included four sessions highlighting updates on research and extension activities across Canada and management gaps. The webinars… Read more »